Jul 30, 2019Congratulations to Dr. Richard A. Box '61, one of 10 Aggies honored this year with the university's highest former student honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Box, a chairman emeritus of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents and former commanding general of the Texas State Guard who helped lead the state's response during hurricanes Katrina and Rita, received his bachelor's in zoology in 1961 from Texas A&M.
Mar 19, 2019Two prominent Texas A&M University former students from the College of Science have earned selection by the college for its highest alumni honor, induction into its Academy of Distinguished Former Students. Col. (Ret) Harry Kay Lesser Jr., Class of 1970, of Herndon, Va.; and Joel E. Richter, M.D., Class of 1971, of Tampa, Fla., will […]
Honoring an Energy Pioneer
Dec 28, 2018The late Texas A&M distinguished petroleum engineering graduate George P. Mitchell '40, a global visionary, legendary philanthropist and generous benefactor of both Texas A&M University and Texas A&M Science, is one of four 2019 inductees into the Petroleum Museum Hall of Fame in recognition for pioneering the technology that made the viable extraction of shale energy possible.
Evolution of Communication
Dec 19, 2018After 10 years of observing communications habits in primates, Texas A&M zoology graduate Lisa O'Bryan '08 is taking on one of the most complex species to date -- college students at Rice University, where in January she will begin studying real-world social networking in a campus setting with the goal of improving societal interactions on a broader scale.
No I in #TeamTravis
Sep 28, 2018The bond between student and mentor is one that transcends time. This week, Lt. Col. Patrick Kennedy '05, 60th Medical Group Lab and Pathology Flight commander at Travis Air Force Base and a 2014 Academy of Distinguished Former Students inductee, contacted his graduate professor, Texas A&M biologist Wayne Versaw, to share a bit of good news -- that Versaw's first graduate student has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement.
Into the Wild
Mar 30, 2018Meet 2012 Texas A&M zoology graduate Victoria Burman '12, who followed her passion first to Aggieland and then to Africa, where she will mark her fourth year as an excursion guide in July. "The only time most people see what we see every day is on Discovery and National Geographic," she says. "It's cool to help people appreciate it."
Perseverance in Action
Feb 28, 2018By the time 2016 Texas A&M applied mathematical sciences graduate Angel Castillo '15 was in eighth grade, he knew education was the key to his future and the way out of his circumstances, thanks to teachers who saw in him what he once couldn't and a unique Texas Instruments project known as GEAR UP.
Nov 30, 2017Meet the inventor of LASIK, Charles R. Munnerlyn '62, a Texas A&M physics graduate, distinguished alumnus and namesake of the Munnerlyn Astronomical Laboratory who revolutionized the optics industry by building the first excimer laser system for vision correction in the 1980s.
Building Blocks of Tradition
Nov 15, 2017Texas A&M biology graduate Luke Lyons '08 has always loved LEGOs. His most recent creation courtesy of his ingenuity with the classic childhood toy is a replica of what many consider one of Texas A&M's crown jewels, the 103-year-old Academic Building.
Oct 20, 2017Texas A&M physics/mathematics graduate Andy Baxter '16, who earned one of two Brown-Rudder Awards honoring the top two Texas A&M graduating seniors for 2015-16, has been nominated for the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and highly coveted academic scholarships available to United States students.
Past Is Prologue
May 12, 2017Alex Bugarin's approach to research and teaching isn't much different from the way he approaches a game of soccer: Aim for the goal every single time. Learn more about how the Phil Gramm Doctoral Fellowship helped this 2011 Texas A&M graduate realize his potential as a research professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Nov 29, 2016Ahmed Mahmoud '87 transformed his love of physics into innovative leadership at General Motors, where his team develops technology to predict vehicular malfunctions before they happen. Learn more about Mahmoud and his insights into technology for the future.
Oct 31, 2016The 2016 A.I. Scott Medal Symposium for Biological Chemistry featured not only an expanded format in conjunction with Texas A&M Chemistry's yearlong "50 Years of Chemistry Excellence" celebration but also a rare treat -- a simultaneous 40-year reunion of Chemistry's Class of 1976.
May 01, 2016Patrick K. Gamble, General USAF (Ret.) '67 is one of 12 Aggies honored this year with the university's highest former student honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Gamble, a former fighter pilot who retired after 34 years with the U.S. Air Force as a four-star general in command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, received his bachelor's in mathematics in 1967 from Texas A&M.